Jessica was featured in the September 2022 Maine Women Magazine.
Read the article here...
Ever since Jessica Molloy was a young woman, she dreamt of offering comfort to all children with any learning challenge. School was never easy for Jessica, as it often made her feel bad about herself. Diagnosed early on with dyslexia, she remembers those days thinking how much she disliked school and how they treated her.
It wasn’t until her undergraduate school that she encountered a teacher that inspired her and treated her as normal. He understood who she was and how she learned best, and he taught her that way. If only her other teachers had taught her that way, her academic life would have been much better and more manageable.
From there, she thrived in school and went on graduate school training as a behavioral therapist to help the children she knew were not being supported. Halfway through her graduate program, she realized that her true path was in education. She knew that the way education was being taught must change. Students need to see that they can enjoy learning and how it will make a difference in their lives.
Jessica has a Masters in Education from St. Josephs's College, a BA in Social Work, is licensed in ABA therapy, and trained in Lindamood Bell. She is currently embarking on her Doctorate in Education.
Jessica founded The WHILDE School (formally Learning with Fun) in 2012 because she believes in Personalized Learning and loves helping young minds Learn and Grow and take risks while having fun at the same time.
As a teacher at both Public and Private Schools, she was not able to make the kind of difference that she wanted to with her students, so after tutoring for many years, she set out on my own and started the WHILDE Programs.